Professional gambler, Sean Boarman, had an incredible day at the office during this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Boarman, who has been betting on horse races for 20 years, won the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge and walked away with over $642,000 in prize money.
Boarman was able to turn an initial $7,500 bankroll into impressive pari-mutuel earnings of more than $230,000 over two days. His winning strategy involved betting on four favorites, resulting in significant payoffs. He had been confident in his picks going into the weekend and was able to execute his game plan flawlessly, as all four of his chosen horses won their respective races.
One of his major wins came from betting on White Abarrio in the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. Boarman had already identified the horse as a potential winner of the Classic and had been strategizing on how to make a winning bet. His decisions ultimately paid off, catapulting him to the top of the leaderboard and securing his victory in the BCBC.
The BCBC, which attracted a field of 571 participants, required players to deposit $10,000, out of which $7,500 became their bankroll for betting. Throughout the tournament, Boarman carefully placed his bets, relying on his keen judgment of pace to determine the best horses to bet on.
His final win came from betting on Elite Power in the Qatar Racing Sprint, a decision that secured his first-place victory. Boarman’s emotional reaction upon learning of his win epitomizes the magnitude of his accomplishment and the profound impact it had on him. His extraordinary victory serves as a testament to his expertise and exceptional skill in the realm of horse race gambling.